Married at First Sight’s long-awaited and highly anticipated season 9 Decision Day finale has finally come and gone, and with it came a mix of shocking, devastating and somewhat confusing choices by the four couples.
This season featured four couples as they navigated their lives with their new “stranger” spouses: Deonna McNeill and Gregory Okotie, Elizabeth Bice and Jamie Thompson, Keith Manley & Iris Caldwell, and Matthew Gwynne and Amber Bowles all starred on season 9 of the show.
So what happened on tonight’s finale? Who stayed together and who called it quits? Read on for a short recap of the season 9 episode 14 Decision Day choices. THIS IS YOUR MAJOR MAFS SPOILER WARNING! Keep reading if you want to know what happened on tonight’s finale episode, or turn back now if you don’t want anything ruined for you!
Deonna & Greg Decided to Stay Together
Although this should come as no surprise to anybody, Deonna and Greg both decided to remain married and to keep working through the few minor issues they’ve encountered in the last eight weeks of marriage. Although Greg worried Deonna would continue struggling to open up to him, she revealed that she wanted to keep building their relationship and working on her intimacy issues and the two happily committed to staying married.
Matt & Amber (Unsurprisingly) Split Up
On tonight’s episode of the show, Amber revealed that her husband hadn’t just been humiliating her by staying out all night and leaving the bar with other women, but he was actively still trying to date women after they were married (check out the clip above). Although she admitted that she still cared about her husband and wanted to work things out, Amber thought divorce was their best option and Matt agreed. Matt and Amber have had a rocky, on-again-off-again relationship since they first tied the knot, so it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that they decided to split.
Jamie & Elizabeth (Surprisingly) Stayed Together
Jamie and Elizabeth, season 9’s most tumultuous and volatile couple, surprisingly decided that they wanted to work things out and remain married. During their time with the experts, both reality stars reflected on the negative aspects of staying together, but inevitably decided the pros outweighed the cons and chose to work through their issues. Although they’ve had several blowout fights throughout the season (including one where Elizabeth flipped a table and another where Jamie left for four days and didn’t come home), they decided they to keep working on their explosive issues and wanted to see where their relationship goes.
Iris Wanted to Stay Together But Keith Called it Quits
Probably the most shocking decision of the evening, Keith and Iris ended up calling it quits, although only one of them wanted to split. Keith decided to end their marriage while Iris wanted to stay together and keep working on their intimacy issues. It was obvious that Keith had been quickly losing patience with his wife and her reservations about sex over the last few episodes, but we were still holding out hope that the two would work through their problems and stay together in the end. However, it looks like Keith couldn’t deal with her relationship inexperience and wasn’t willing to keep trying. Although Iris claimed she was at peace with his decision, it was clear that she was still hurt by his choice to get a divorce.
The Experts & Elizabeth Confronted Matt, Who Said He Wishes He Hadn’t Done The Show
All in all, the evening was filled with some shocking reveals, devastating blows, and a few confrontations, as both Elizabeth and the experts confronted Matt about the way he treated Amber throughout their time together. The experts drilled the reality star on how he could be out dating while his wife sat at home wondering where he was, and Elizabeth confronted him during the after-show barbecue. Elizabeth questioned Matt’s behavior over the last eight weeks and asked him how he could treat Amber the way he did, which didn’t sit well with the reality star; Matt ended up storming off and told the cameras that he wished he hadn’t done the show.
When the rest of the cast learned that Iris and Keith weren’t staying together, Jamie asked Keith if he would ever consider getting back together with Iris. Keith said that he “wouldn’t count it out,” so there may yet still be some hope for the two in the future.
Tune in next Wednesday, September 18 at 8:30 p.m. ET for the MAFS season 9 reunion episode to see where the couples are today and how things have been going since filming ended.